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Old 03-20-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Can not remove AC control and center console - please help

Im replacing heater core.

I can't remove AC unit control, and Center console, its look like something still holding it(please see photo blue arrows - 9 bolts removed), Is there more bolts or clips?
Please help. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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Im replacing heater core.

I can't remove AC unit control, and Center console, its look like something still holding it(please see photo blue arrows - 9 bolts removed), Is there more bolts or clips?
Please help. Thanks
What you got there is a great start, now what you want to do is but i am not sure what model car you have, what I had to do is
1. Remove rear Center Console (3 Bolts)
2. Remove (2 Bolts) where to front shifter console connects and meets with the center console (the one with the arm rest, and cup holders) on the bottom near the seats. 8MM bolt(s)
3. The arm rest center console can stay in but the removing the bolts make it easier to install and put everything back together. Gives you the play room.
4. Now with the shifter console/radio console, follow the trim on the drivers side, near the gas pedal, there is a small oval shape rubber piece, carefully pull the console trim over the rubber piece.
5. Remove radio with DIN Keys
6. Remove radio (fake wood) trim (2 screw)
7. look for the x4, 8MM black bolts that hold in the shifter console, and remove them.
8. Now gently pull the shifter console, careful on the top part of the trim by the fake wood trim so you don't crack it.
9. After you got the console out, there will x4 8mm black bolts that hold in that whole unit and comes out as one.

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Old 03-21-2011, 03:02 PM   #3
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What you got there is a great start, now what you want to do is but i am not sure what model car you have, what I had to do is
1. Remove rear Center Console (3 Bolts)
2. Remove (2 Bolts) where to front shifter console connects and meets with the center console (the one with the arm rest, and cup holders) on the bottom near the seats. 8MM bolt(s)
3. The arm rest center console can stay in but the removing the bolts make it easier to install and put everything back together. Gives you the play room.
4. Now with the shifter console/radio console, follow the trim on the drivers side, near the gas pedal, there is a small oval shape rubber piece, carefully pull the console trim over the rubber piece.
5. Remove radio with DIN Keys
6. Remove radio (fake wood) trim (2 screw)
7. look for the x4, 8MM black bolts that hold in the shifter console, and remove them.
8. Now gently pull the shifter console, careful on the top part of the trim by the fake wood trim so you don't crack it.
9. After you got the console out, there will x4 8mm black bolts that hold in that whole unit and comes out as one.

Cheers.

Thanks a lot I got it.

...Im on the aluminum cross member now(steering wheel lowered, dash cover removed, pictures taken->just in case).... tomorrow I think, I finish it.
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DIY:
Upper arms and tie rods - 54k
A/T filter and oil changed - 60k 07/06, and 110k 09/12
Motor mounts / Fuel level repair - 68k
Timing Belt and two sensors replaced - 73k 9/07
Spark plugs@wires and Oxygen sensor(B1S1: Front pass. side) - 83K 4/09
Wheel bearing(rear, driver side, brand SNR oem) - 92k 08/10
LCD Instrument Cluster Pixel Repair - 92k 08/10
Timing Belt and Heater core replaced - 97k 01/11
Tires ContiExtremeContact DWS - 99k 7/11
Wheel bearing(rear, pass side, brand SNR oem) - 120k 06/13
Spark plugs (NGK BKR6EIX Iridium IX) - 120k 06/13
Next week - new Oxygen sensor(B2S1: Front driver side,Bosch 13842) - 120K 6/13
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:52 PM   #4
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same problem as mine, i tried removing the unit but its hard.

The AC unit is held in there by 4 clips:

Bottom are under the rear defrost and feet air direction button (arrow), opposite up 2 more clips. I managed using 2 screwdrivers...but its so frikin hard, there must be another way.
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Old 03-21-2011, 04:39 PM   #5
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Those are a real puzzle. First time I did that on a facelift B5 I kind of pryed out the sides of the center console plastic and looked at the clips with my head crammed up in the footwell. A smarter guy than I might use a mirror, but it helped me see the clips and understand them when i could see it all from behind.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:48 PM   #6
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"The AC unit is held in there by 4 clips:" - I ended up removing Plastic frame with AC unit inside - this was the fast/best option for me.
And you dont need to remove AC unit alone - just take the whole plastic frame out.
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::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
DIY:
Upper arms and tie rods - 54k
A/T filter and oil changed - 60k 07/06, and 110k 09/12
Motor mounts / Fuel level repair - 68k
Timing Belt and two sensors replaced - 73k 9/07
Spark plugs@wires and Oxygen sensor(B1S1: Front pass. side) - 83K 4/09
Wheel bearing(rear, driver side, brand SNR oem) - 92k 08/10
LCD Instrument Cluster Pixel Repair - 92k 08/10
Timing Belt and Heater core replaced - 97k 01/11
Tires ContiExtremeContact DWS - 99k 7/11
Wheel bearing(rear, pass side, brand SNR oem) - 120k 06/13
Spark plugs (NGK BKR6EIX Iridium IX) - 120k 06/13
Next week - new Oxygen sensor(B2S1: Front driver side,Bosch 13842) - 120K 6/13
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:04 AM   #7
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yeah i guess its easier that way but i wanted to remove the unit for other purpose to get behind it and move some cables. I didnt have to remove the whole console, thats a pain i guess :P .
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